knitting

Works in Progress

As we move into cooler weather, it is 100% crafting season. I always want to break out the knitting and the sewing machine when the seasons change. My biggest project at the moment is what I'm calling the Clawsome Sweater, or my Ravenclaw* Quidditch Sweater. I'm using one of Yarnia's customer blends, combined with some… Continue reading Works in Progress

knitting

Works in Progress

This week has been busy, which means I'm procraftinating more than previously. Poor Decisions After Midnight My fireworks socks got put on the backburner briefly, but I'm back to working on them again. I'm hoping to finish the foot this week. Lace Yardage The lace for my Victorian underwear got off to a rough start.… Continue reading Works in Progress

knitting

A little experiment

You know that feeling when there's something you've had your eye on for a while, but haven't purchased it yet? And then finally, you get your hands on it, and it's not what you were hoping for? That's the story of this yarn. Knitpicks Chroma laceweight, in Sandpiper. I'd been eyeing it online for over… Continue reading A little experiment

crafts

Weekend Crafting

It's been a while since I dedicated an entire weekend to crafting, especially sewing. For starters, Gemma, my usual machine has been in storage since we moved. For another, there just hasn't been time, and all of my fabric is currently in the pod with the machine. But then...I saw an offer I couldn't refuse.… Continue reading Weekend Crafting

sewing

It’s Festive, Right?

So what do you do when you have a boatload of knitting to do for the holidays? Duh. Start 2 ambitious sewing projects, obviously. I've already introduced you to the first, but today I'd like to show you the second, which I finished this morning. I found this fabric on sale just before Halloween and loved… Continue reading It’s Festive, Right?

sewing

Let the Insanity Begin

Clearly, I should not be allowed to watch Youtube. It always gives me horrible, wonderful ideas. After watching series from Bernadette Banner, and this series from Engineering Knits, I decided to take a stab at making my own Victorian undergarments: chemise, drawers, petticoat, stockings, and skeleton corset. By hand. No machine. With hand knitted/crocheted trim and… Continue reading Let the Insanity Begin

nano 2019

A Nano Update on Nano

There hasn't been much going on this week. We're slowly putting the apartment together, one piece of furniture at a time. This week's new additions included a table and chairs, which means I finally have a work space to write and sew that isn't my bed (trust me, sewing in bed is a bad idea).… Continue reading A Nano Update on Nano

crafts

Recent Projects

Lately I seem to be late for everything. I've had a lot going on the last few months, and executive dysfunction (a side effect of mental illness in which it's difficult to process priorities, manage time, and basically "adult") has been really bad. I can usually pick one thing to accomplish each day, but more… Continue reading Recent Projects

sewing

One Stitch at a Time

I am a crazy person. I think we've pretty well established that fact around here, but lately I have even more proof. Because with 6 weeks before the event, I somehow volunteered to make 2 bridesmaid dresses and completely makeover a wedding gown for a friend. I should say here that said friend has been… Continue reading One Stitch at a Time

life

The Best Kind of Busy

The last two weeks or so have been insanely busy. I'm not complaining, though. This is the kind of busy I like. Village season is in full swing. I made a new skirt for House Divided, our big Civil War reenactment (pictures...eventually. I have some really bad ones right now, but I'd like to get… Continue reading The Best Kind of Busy